Former Dallas ISD head Mike Moses, renowned researcher lead UNT education conference

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 13:36

What: University of North Texas Education Leadership Conference

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 (Wednesday)

Where: UNT's Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd.

Cost: $150 for general registration or $75 for a currently enrolled UNT student or employee.

Contact: Register online.

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Nationally prominent educational researcher Yong Zhao will discuss global leadership and entrepreneurship in education, and former state education commissioner and former Dallas superintendent Mike Moses will speak about critical state education issues at this year's University of North Texas' Education Leadership Conference.

The conference, hosted by UNT's College of Education, will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 (Wednesday) at UNT's Gateway Center, which is located at 801 North Texas Blvd. About 300 people -- including teachers, assistant principals, principals, superintendents and school board members -- are expected to attend the conference to discuss education in the state of Texas and how to help students succeed.

Miriam Ezzani, clinical associate professor of educational leadership at UNT, said conference attendees can look forward to many great conversations about promoting excellence in K-12 education systems.

"We believe the way to close the gap in education is to provide learning opportunities through access, equity and excellence," Ezzani said.

Conference sponsors are the UNT College of Education, Department of Teacher Education and Administration, the Center for Achievement and Lifelong Learning, the Mike Moses Endowed Chair, the Buchholz Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership and the Northwest Evaluation Association.

The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, which is coordinating the conference, provides doctoral and master's degree programs in educational leadership, as well as principal and superintendent certification programs.

About UNT's College of Education

UNT's College of Education prepares students to contribute to the advancement of education, health and human development. Founded in 1890 as a teacher's training college, UNT now enrolls more than 4,000 students in the College of Education, which consists of four departments -- counseling and higher education; educational psychology; kinesiology, health promotion and recreation; and teacher education and administration. UNT's College of Education certifies about 1,000 teachers a year -- making it the largest producer of new teachers in the north Texas region. Students are also prepared for careers as researchers, counselors, leaders, physical activity and health promotion specialists, child development and family studies specialists and more.

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